The ice maker has stopped producing new ice. I've made sure the lever in the down (on) position and that one of kids didn't inadvertently just turn the ice maker off. Note that the water dispenser inside the refrigerator compartment continues to dispense water properly. By process of elimination, I've narrowed the problem down to the ice maker itself being faulty. My question is, could it instead be a faulty water inlet valve or a clogged filter? Is there anyway to be certain that it is in fact a faulty ice maker?
There are a couple of things that you will want to check. First pull the icemaker out and check the fill tube on the unit to make sure that the fill tube is not frozen. A frozen fill tube would be caused by a water valve that is not seating fully and allowing water to trickle into the unit and freeze. This would require a new valve. If this checks ok then you will want to get a piece of insulated wire and strip the ends off of it. Pull the cover off of the icemaker and put the jumper wire in the holes of T and H. The light switch will need to be pushed in to allow the icemaker to start cycling. When the fingers in the icemaker reach 3 o'clock position, pull the jumper out of it but make sure that the light switch is still pushed in to complete the cycle. You will then use a multi-meter and set it for auto or AC voltage, put one lead in the hole next to V and one in the N hole. When the unit gets to the 11 o'clock or just past position the icemaker should show voltage across these 2 points. If there is no voltage then the icemaker D7824706Q is faulty and if there is voltage then the water valve 67005154 is faulty.
The Ice maker is constantly making ICE I can seem to stop it.
Answer Hello Patrick. If the unit does not stop making ice, even with the arm in the off position, you will need to replace the icemaker.
Just installed a new ice maker. Now is there any way to adjust the time to make the ice more solid?
Answer Hello Don,
If you are getting hollow cubes you most likely have a bad water valve. Think of it like this, if the icemaker doesn't fill completely, the temperature sensor that normally monitors the water temperature of the very last cube actually monitors the ambient air temperature inside the freezer compartment. The icemaker has to fill completely to allow the full freezing time required to freeze the ice completely and prevent hollow ice cubes. It will cycle when the cycling thermostat reaches about 20°F.
Ice maker does not make ice.
Answer Hello Ice. Make sure the freezer is between 0° and 5°. You need to check and see if there is power going to the water valve when the icemaker cycles. If so, replace the water valve on the unit. If not, or the icemaker does not cycle, you will need to replace the icemaker on the unit. Also, check and make sure the fill tube on the unit is not frozen and clogged. If so, replace the water valve and thaw out the fill tube. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
Makes to much ice. How do you slow it down?
Answer Hello John,
This is an automatic icemaker. Basically this means that when the ice level gets up to the point that the bale arm cannot drop all the way back down, it is like an off switch and power is not supplied for the icemaker motor to cycle again. If it is not stopping in this manner, the icemaker off switch inside it is defective. Otherwise, the ice will build up so the bale arm cannot allow it to cycle.
Ice maker will not dispense ice through door but it is making ice.
Answer Hello Bernice,
If we had the model number for your appliance from the I.D. tag, we could determine more accurately what is causing the issue. If the auger motor is making any sound, there could be an issue with the ice bin. If it is not making any sound, there could be an electrical issue. Either way, we need to know the model number to properly diagnose the issue. Thank you for your patience and understanding in this matter.
Icemaker leaks water into ice bucket, I replaced the water valve but I still have the same problem. What's next?
Answer Hello Jerry,
You will need to verify sufficient water pressure is present at the water valve. If there is a crimped line or a valve stopping up with mineral deposits and sedimentation from the water supply, this can cause the water valve to close too slowly and make the icemaker overfill.